McIntire School of Commerce

Faculty and Research

In the School of Commerce, we believe the most valuable commodity is intellectual exchange. Contributing new knowledge across traditional business disciplines and emerging areas, our faculty are big thinkers who transform potential into reality through research, innovation, and industry engagement. Home to six dynamic research centers, the School is a renowned nexus for the business leaders of today and tomorrow.

Faculty Leadership

Meet the Faculty
Saonee Sarker
Saonee Sarker

Senior Associate Dean,Rolls-Royce Commonwealth Commerce Professor

David Chapman
David Chapman

Professor of Commerce,Area Coordinator—Finance

Adam S. Koch
Adam S. Koch

Associate Professor of Commerce,Area Coordinator—Accounting

Jeremy Marcel
Jeremy Marcel

Associate Professor of Commerce,Area Coordinator—Management

Ryan Wright
Ryan Wright

C. Coleman McGehee Professor of Commerce,Area Coordinator—Information Technology,Director, Certificate in Cybersecurity,Associate Director, Center for the Management of Information Technology

Richard G. Netemeyer
Richard G. Netemeyer

Ralph A. Beeton Professor of Free Enterprise,Area Coordinator—Marketing

Amanda P. Cowen
Amanda P. Cowen

Associate Professor of Commerce,Associate Dean for Graduate Programs

David W. Lehman
David W. Lehman

Associate Dean for the Undergraduate Program,Professor of Commerce

Centers of Excellence

The McIntire School of Commerce is home to six active centers that serve as the School’s nexus of collaboration, helping to foster knowledge exploration and facilitate interdisciplinary learning opportunities for students, industry, and academia.

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Center for Business Analytics

The Center for Business Analytics serves as McIntire’s organizational hub for analytics-related initiatives. Enhancing curricula across the School, CBA engages in industry-oriented research with corporate partners and local small businesses, supporting students through case competitions, an analytics club, and enrichment at industry conferences. CBA also organizes workshops, including its annual Business Analytics Colloquium, which highlights state-of-the-art analytics, showcases the School's strong industry partners, and provides students with the opportunity learn more about exciting data analytics career opportunities.

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Center for Investors and Financial Markets

The Center for Investors and Financial Markets supports the purposeful exchange of ideas around finance through faculty research, curriculum innovation, and scholarly and professional outreach. The Center’s focus is to promote a core mission of advancing study and teaching that emphasize creativity in the practice of corporate finance and investing. Striving to promote understanding about the investor community and the performance and structure of financial markets, CIFM fosters collaborative relationships among faculty, students, finance professionals, and policymakers.

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Center for Global Commerce

The Center for Global Commerce leads the planning and implementation of a sustained, integrative, and global strategy for the McIntire School. By supporting faculty in the development of international curriculum and globally positioned courses, including study-abroad programs, the Center fosters international research opportunities; actively encourages and funds global scholarship; and plays a primary role in facilitating relationships with global business enterprises, international academic institutions, visiting professors, and alumni throughout the world.

 

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Center for the Management of IT

The Center for the Management of Information Technology (CMIT) promotes interdisciplinary research and innovative best practices in key areas of information technology management such as product and project management, cybersecurity, digital innovation, and emerging technologies.  CMIT supports McIntire faculty in pursuit of high-impact research projects, provides educational and training opportunities, and exposes industry collaborators to the Center’s extensive network of students and alumni.

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Galant Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The Galant Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship encourages, educates, and empowers students—past and present—to take on roles in the startup community that create positive impact and lasting value in the global marketplace. By developing and supporting courses in startup-related initiatives, pitch competitions, speaker events, travel-based experiences, and student-focused organizations such as the Entrepreneurship Group at UVA, HackCville, and the Virginia Venture Fund, the Galant Center seeks to catalyze entrepreneurial activity not only within the McIntire School, but also across and beyond the Grounds of the University of Virginia.

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PwC Center for Innovation in Professional Services

The PwC Center for Innovation in Professional Services aims to advance the collective knowledge of the professional services industry by sponsoring in-depth, faculty-driven programs during the academic year. Through student-focused educational events, the Center engages the McIntire learning community and professionals interested in sharing best practices in the field; the Center also promotes relevant program outcomes to a broader audience. From expert guest speaker sessions to facilitated panel discussions, the Center sponsors programmatic initiatives wholly integrated into the McIntire curriculum that also serve as supplemental student learning experiences.